Todd Duhe has worked in the ceramic tile and stone industry for over 30 years. Mr. Duhe is an active member of the National Tile Contractors Association and is a Recognized Industry Consultant of the NTCA. Through his association contacts and industry professionals, Todd keeps up with this constantly changing industry.
The tile industry has changed more in the last 5 years than the last 50. Todd has traveled the country making contacts with manufacturers and attending hands on classes for new products. Every month new products are introduced, including the necessary technical information needed for their proper uses. Todd also consults with industry leaders and consultants nationwide.
Unlike some consultants that have a sales or marketing background, Mr. Duhe takes a hands on approach. Having run a successful contracting business for over 30 years, he knows how to get dirty. Todd’s #1 question to any inspector is “How can you successfully dissect a job if you have never properly assembled one?” There are many facets of the tile trade that cannot be learned by books and videos.
Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing
Insurance Claim Investigations
Recommendations on Project Specifications
On Site Inspections of Current Projects
Analysis of Ceramic Tile and Stone Performance, Design, and Installation
Non-Bias Inspection Reports
Repair Feasibility Studies
Researching & Interpreting Industry Standards
InspecTile will make every effort to make a complete and thorough inspection. Conclusions are the best possible explanations that can be provided based upon all available evidence., Certain crucial parts of the workmanship and materials may not be able to be observed. Our inspections are (after the fact). Destructive testing may be needed to determine if there were any deviations from industry standards. InspecTile does not form an opinion as to whom or what may have caused any deviation from industry standards. Our conclusions are not necessarily the only depiction of prior events and materials inspected on this project.
For projects under 1000 square feet, include a written report with photographs, and up to one hour on project. (Travel time and lab testing not included.): $675
For projects over 60 miles from the office: Please Call
For each additional hour on site: $250
Projects over 1000 square feet: Daily Rates Apply
Each additional tile assembly in the same location: $250
Destructive testing per assembly: $150
Note: To properly evaluate existing work, it may be necessary to remove parts of the work. InspecTile cannot replace or be liable for sections of removed work.
Portal to portal plus all incurred expenses – $2000
Send photographs and a description of the job problem including type of substrate (example: wood backer board or concrete) and photographs of the back of the tile. InspecTile will offer a written opinion as to the problem and recommendations for repair, if possible.: $300
Note: If the information received is not enough to form an opinion, your information and money will be refunded to you.
Slip and Fall Expert Witness: $400/hr.
Cancellation Notice required forty-eight (48) hours prior or fee will apply: $300
Pre-Job Meetings: By Case
Installation Monitoring: Daily Rates Apply
Final Site Inspections: By Case
Portal to portal plus expenses: $2000/day
Large Projects Monitoring and Quality Control: $2000/day
Portal to portal: $250/hr.
Note: Travel starts from the Inspector’s location
Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays
Address 100 Circle Drive, LaPlace, LA 70068
1986 to Present
President of Performance Tile and Marble Co., Inc.
Performance Tile is a high end specialty contractor. All work has always, and still does, exceed industry standards. This group of select tile setters is masters of their trade. Performance Tile specializes in custom showers, steam rooms, balconies and specialty waterproofing projects.
South Eastern Mold Institute, Inc.
Panama City, Florida
Mold Inspection and Remediation
The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation and Tile Council of North America
Pendleton, South Carolina
Ceramic Tile Inspection
Louisiana Technical College
Drafting and Design Technology
Louisiana State University – Office of Environmental & Occupational Training
Baton Rouge, LA
Supervision of Asbestos Abatement Projects